English League One soccer club Bristol Rovers FC will spend “a six-figure sum” on improvements to the Memorial Stadium ahead of the 2017/2018 season, the bulk of which will be spent on pitch renovations.
The initial phase of work will see contractors use Koro machines to remove the pitch and cultivate the surface with Power Harrow equipment to help elevate compaction. The surface will then be laser levelled before 120 ton of sand is spread, followed by stone raking and treatment with fertilizer before reseeding takes place.
A new drainage system will see the installation of a 150mm main drain around two sides of the pitch as well as six new pop-up sprinklers to run through the center of the pitch.
While all this work on the pitch takes place, other areas of the stadium will not be neglected. Already drop curbs have been installed outside the Supporters Club matchday shop and the Stadium Shop to assist wheelchair users. The car parks have also come under scrutiny and all spaces will be clearly marked and numbered in both the main and inner car parks.
Painting and decorating in all areas, new curtains and blinds for the Dribuild Suite, carpet cleaning throughout and the deep cleaning of all kitchen areas also feature on the agenda, as does the provision of a newly refurbished media suite to be used for post-match interviews.
May 10, 2017